The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 17, July 1913 - April, 1914 Page: 307
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British Correspondence Concerning Texas
Referring to my despatch marked "Private" and dated Septem-
ber 6th, I have to inform Your Lordship that recent accounts
from the United States tend fully to establish the accuracy of the
information conveyed to me by my Correspondent at New Or-
leans, and, in all important particulars, communicated to Your
Lordship in that despatch.
It may be proper to mention that M. de Saligny has been ab-
sent in Europe more than a year, that the duties of French Charg6
d' Affaires are discharged by a locum tenens, and that the friends
of M. de S. in this place profess to anticipate his early return to
The Earl of Aberdeen, K. T.
ELLIOTT TO ABERDEEN8
I have had the honor to receive Your Lordship's despatch No.
10 inclosing the copy of a" despatch to Mr. Percy Doyle dated on
the 1st July." It has always appeared to me that the Course of
the people of this Country concerning the final adjustment of their
difficulties with Mexico will be entirely controlled, or at least
mainly influenced by the purposes and proceedings of the Gov-
ernment and people of the United States.
Her Majesty's Government will have better means of judging
of those purposes and proceedings than I can furnish from this
.quarter. But I can certainly perceive no, grounds for modifying
the opinions I have already had the honor to. submit that the
acknowledgment of the Independence of Texas by Mexico has al-
ways been ill liked by the present Government, and a large part
of the people of the United States; that such a Solution has be-
come much more unpopular throughout the whole Union since it
'". O., Texas, Vol. 6.
4lbid. Elliot to Aberdeen, Nos. 26 and 27, September 15, 1843, have
been omitted. No. 26 treated of the Eliza Russell claims. No. 27 en-
closed Houston's proclamation ,of September 4, 1843, permitting any
Mexicans in Texas to repair to headquarters of General Woll, -and also on
this topic a copy of Jones to Elliot, September 4, 1843. This last in
Garrison, Diplomatic Correspondence of the Republic of Texas, III, 1125,
in Am. Hist. Assoc. Report, 1908, II.
'See page 193, note 4, above.
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